Conventional journalism is partial to conventional wisdom — and that wisdom has not yet reached a comfort point with overt atheism.
Using 40 years of data (1972-2012) from an annual national survey of U.S. adults, the authors examined the nation’s collective tolerance across time for five “controversial outgroups.”
When I tell my son that I am “saddened” by his atheism he points out that this is a considered decision and that believers have no corner on moral virtue.
Thursday was a day of Days in St. Paul, as the godly, the godless and Civil War re-enactors mingled amid violin music and cannon fire.
“Even if others won’t extend compassion to me, my ethics still compel me to work for a more just world for everyone,” says the former Christian, who now is an assistant Humanist chaplain.
The amount of religious language used during this election year was alarming, but the marriage-amendment conversation was particularly loaded.